2017 Summer Mini Challenge Roundup

Oct. 21st, 2017 03:17 pm
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The 2017 Summer Mini Challenge has come to a close, and I'd like to thank everyone who took part in it =) Under the cut are the banners made for those who completed their tables:

Banners! )

This year we had TWO participants conquered all five tables! :D Congrats to

on this amazing achievement!

Here is the AO3 collection of stories completed for this challenge. There's a great variety here ~ 42 works in 23 different fandoms! WOW!!

You guys are awesome ~ THANK YOU for make the summer worthwhile! ♥ ♥

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Oct. 18th, 2017 06:39 pm
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Yes, Louise, full size.

oooh, ahh

Oct. 17th, 2017 06:47 pm

oh self, you are neurotic

Oct. 17th, 2017 07:41 am
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Grrr. Some people hate Mondays. I have come to loathe Tuesdays. I wind up super stressed, either because of work starting and not being sure how the week will go (stop it, self) or someone will have made the grave mistake to have made weekend plans with me and come Tuesday it's less than a week to go until I either fold like a house of cards or suck it up and go, hopefully to have fun but there are no guarantees.

Ari's birthday is tomorrow and to celebrate her family is going to Myrtle Beach for dinner on Sunday. I'm not sure if they picked Sunday as a day they knew I don't have to work and thus I could totally go or if the prices will be better or what. But yeah, my bills are looking to shake down to either I could juuuuuuuuuuuuuuust maybe swing this but really shouldn't or it'll land squarely in the "hahaha, no" section. Sigh. Which I could probably figure out better if I happened to be familiar with whatever the destination is. Knowing it's a place with all you can eat crab legs isn't really helpful since uh, hello? It's MB.

But there's also the having to be in a car with people for hours and seafood does one of two things to me: nothing at all, ha! Joke's on you! or it tries to murder me. I also don't really like a lot of it because I grew up in a time when Fridays were for fish. Granted this was mostly fishsticks at school (which I never intentionally ate after the first incident) and whatever Mums made for dinner that I occasionally actually want nowadays, but the smell gives me flashbacks. Flaaaaaaaashbacks. But Ari.

I wonder if Cass is going. I should've asked when I sent her my email this morning about her vow renewal.

Basically it boils down to me being a very broke (as I always am starting in September) introvert who is not looking forward to hours in a car with anyone both ways. Plus I can pretty much guarentee I will either fall asleep or be so sleep deprived by the end of the trip that I will be out of my mind.

Fun bonus of there being family stuff I probably shouldn't know but do and it's just exhausting.

In other news, the weather has finally gotten the memo that it's October and it's downright chilly this morning! Last night I walked around looking for Halloween decorations and found the one house I set out to see (I knew they'd decorated already- I just wanted to see the lights in action) and another condo that had lights. Found other decorated houses but none really had lights done up. To be fair, you can't really see most of ours and I really need to change the batteries in my lantern but I was basically counting anyone who even went vaguely fall/autumn. I found ten places. Woe. But the chill in the air is a definite plus. :D

Irked that despite me paying the water bill more than ten days ago, it's still showing as pending on my CC bill and I'm at that weird in between bills stage on the water bill front so I can't just poke the water site and say, "oi, did they pay you or not?" It's showing I made a payment when I did but I get nervous when I can't tell if it's actually gone through or it's just... noting an attempt was made, k?

Went on a mini book request binge at the library's site. Think it's time to curl up and nap for a bit.

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Oct. 16th, 2017 08:28 pm
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Can't talk, too itchy.

oh, torrid

Oct. 15th, 2017 09:47 pm
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You win, Torrid. You win. Normally I don't bother with my haute cash because well, I just don't. But for some reason this go round I rustled mine up at the last minute and went to see if anything other than the really awesome Villains cloak/coat that's too much was calling my name. Just as I'd given up on anything being worth the hassle, I ran across a Daria shirt. Fine. You win. Threw in another shirt to wear under my NBC shirt and called it an order. Should've done this Friday when they had free shipping, but I think you had to hit $75 and I most definitely didn't so I guess it doesn't matter.

Read the third Gabby book and it was really good except Spoilers. )

Which makes it sound like I didn't like the book. I did. I teared up a bit because I'm a sucker. Also, the day I read it, we wound up with enchiladas for dinner and I cackled to myself because there's a minor plot point involving the Enchilada Princess.

Oooh, Friday the 13th

Oct. 13th, 2017 06:06 pm
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My luck today has been mixed but mostly good. Hopefully that continues through work tonight.

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Oct. 13th, 2017 07:36 am
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Ack, I always forget how freaking fast Bats is!

So some basics: You probably noticed I prefer gen! That I really like sibling relationships (I'm an only child and am fascinated), and that I seriously love a wide variety of Power Rangers seasons (and the movie!)

Please keep the violence show level, and innuendo is not my favorite thing for this fandom.

If you can find a way to make any of my show prompts inter-season crossovers, go for it! I'll love it. (In all honestly, SPD is not my favorite, but everything else I at least connected with the characters enough to enjoy fic.)

So some specifics: I really wanted Tory & Cam friendship fic, but I didn't know what to prompt, so if you have a better idea go for it!

Same with the Ryan & Dana fic: I would love sibling bonding if you don't want to go the possibly angst or hurt/comfort route.

Hopefully, since Bats is very, very good at matching people (besides being fast) you're already bouncing with excitement about the assignment, but if not, I hope this helped!

i got nothin'

Oct. 12th, 2017 11:12 am
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No, I will never tire of various gifs of this because few fictional characters make me happier than Oz. Y'know, til Seth Green wanted to do other things and bad things happened but it's okay because I like Tara, though Willow/Oz is a better ship than Tara/Willow, but I'm not here to be kindling for the flamewars of Buffy.

Few things are sadder than getting a salad and having a good chunk of it being the gross bits of lettuce. Sigh. On the other hand, this is why you sometimes start a meal with dessert and I did. I had Blue Bell's Bride's Cake and it was every bit as good as the various obsessive articles about it would have you believe. Could've done with more of the cream cheese icing, however.

Work kind of kicked my ass and kind of didn't? It's hard to explain. My ankle wasn't thrilled the entire shift (it basically just never stopped hurting after I got off yesterday) but the shift didn't drag on either.

Just ordered two dolloween costumes from Amazon. I may regret this or they may be relatively awesome. We shall see, I suppose. Obviously I will let you know how it shakes out, if only so no one else is misled. But I'm cautiously optimistic.

Lesse, lesse. I don't really feel up to any major chatterings about anything important (what else is new, yes?) because tis my short day (get off late, go in early) and I'm still trying to decide if I want to watch Riverdale today or wait til tomorrow. Should probably decide like... now.

tv babble

Oct. 11th, 2017 10:31 am
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Caught up with This Is Us just in time to be one episode behind after tonight. Yay...? I don't get how people can possibly binge this show, and I say this as someone who binged the majority of 13 Reasons Why which had warnings about doing just that. But This Is Us wrecks me on a regular basis every episode. Three is the most I can manage and it involves taking a short intermission to hunt up food or go outside or basically just not watch for a few minutes because I cry every freakin' episode. And I'm not necessarily a crier for shows and movies.

mini spoilers? )

A customer and I were talking about this the other day and I felt so old uttering the words, "I don't think they made shows like this for awhile" when she said she hadn't seen anything like it. But it was true and so I said it anyway. Granted, I suppose there could've been shows that just flew under my radar but usually Mums is pretty good at catching them, or Dad did and yeah, I got nothin'.

Completely unrelated, but I rented Trick R Treat and watched it since it's been on my to watch list for eons and ... I don't think I really do scary movies anymore. I liked parts and other parts I kind of watched from the safety of behind my solitaire screen. :p

^--- All from yesterday. Went to the Walmart by work today after I got off and it was a success in terms of the food stuff I wanted but Halloween was meh. Did we get MH minis this year? I couldn't find any at that store, regular or otherwise, but that was also one of the aisles that was clearly under construction with an employee taking up more than half the aisle with carts and stuff so who knows.